Nanticoke

noun
Nan·​ti·​coke | \ ˈnantəˌkōk \
plural Nanticoke or Nanticokes

Definition of Nanticoke

1a : an American Indian people of eastern Maryland and southern Delaware
b : a member of such people
2 : an Alonquian language of the Nanticoke and Conoy peoples
3 : one of a group of people of mixed American Indian, white, and black ancestry in southern Delaware

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History and Etymology for Nanticoke

Nanticoke Naitaquok, literally, tidewater people

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“Nanticoke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nanticoke. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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